An International seminar dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the V.M.Veksler and A.M.Baldin Laboratory of High Energies at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (VBLHE, JINR) will be held in Dubna (Russia) on 2 - 4 October 2003. The seminar is organised by JINR with the support of the RF Ministry of Atomic Energy, the RF Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology, the Russian Fund of Fundamental Research and the International Scientific and Technical Centre.

FAIRFAX, VA -- MKS Inc., a leading provider of tools for porting UNIX applications to Windows, today announced plans for supporting the Intel Itanium chip running Microsoft Windows 64-bit operating systems. Expanding the platform support will allow enterprise customers and ISVs to build and deploy UNIX applications on Windows quickly and easily. MKS will support the migration of 64-bit UNIX applications to the 64-bit Windows operating system with MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers (formerly NuTCRACKER).

TROY, Mich.--Dr. Uwe Schramm, program manager for optimization products at Altair Engineering, Inc., will present a technical paper at ABAQUS Inc.'s 16th Annual Users Conference, June 4-6 in Munich, Germany. Schramm's paper, "Reliability-based Design using ABAQUS and Altair HyperWorks", will be presented at 2:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 in the Koenigsalle of Munich's Bayerischer Hof Hotel.

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